XP Running on a mac....... shame on you

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Macmadant, Mar 18, 2006.


What do you think About XP on a Mac

  1. Awesome

    97 vote(s)
  2. it's ok

    85 vote(s)
  3. It sickens me

    43 vote(s)
  4. I'm horrified

    19 vote(s)
  1. Macmadant macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2005
    A lot of you may feel different than me, but i think it is terrible that people are running Xp on their macs, i often say i dislike intel, then others say "it doesn't matter whats underneath it's mac osx i love" then the very purpose for which they brought a mac for has gone, once they install a inferior OS, so the very reason they brought the mac was because they hated XP, i don't know about you, but i hate the thought Of windows, an ugly OS running on such a beautiful computer.
  2. Gordy macrumors 6502a

    May 22, 2005
    Bristol, UK
    Everyones needs/desires from their pcs are different.

    Try to realise this....
  3. Heb1228 macrumors 68020


    Feb 3, 2004
    Virginia Beach, VA
    I chose "it sickens me" personally, but I realize there may be good reasons for some people doing so. I use iEmulator to check compatibility of my websites with IE sometimes. I know some people could really use MS Access or need exchange servers to work, etc.

    If its a legitimate need, then it doesn't bother me much, but some people would use it as a crutch and not learn to use everything OS X has to offer... and THAT does sicken me.
  4. Laslo Panaflex macrumors 65816

    Laslo Panaflex

    May 1, 2003
    I see no problem with it at all, and neither does M$ or Apple. If someone wants to pay the Apple tax to run windows, then so be it. It will increase the sales of macs, especially the macbooks, and bring more revenue to Apple. In turn they can spend more on R&D and make more awsome Apple products.

    Now, running OS X on a beige box PC, that sickens me.
  5. revenuee macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2003
    A place where i am supreme emporer
    i look forward to being able to dual boot on a laptop ... it's nice when you have two separate computers, but traveling with two laptops just doesn't make sense.

    Being able to run some windows only software natively rather then through emulation is something i look forward too
  6. rhsgolfer33 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 6, 2006
    I voted for awesome. Im not a big fan of windows, but being able to dual boot it will allow me to play my windows games on the Mac laptop i'll be acquiring. Also could help me in college especially with some of the professors wanting you to run windows only apps.
  7. Josh396 macrumors 65816


    Oct 16, 2004
    Peoria/Chicago, IL
    I agree 100%. I don't see why people complain about other people running XP on their computers. It would almost be the same thing as people running MS Office on their Mac instead of using Pages or Keynote. If someone needs Windows for work or school or just out of fun I don't see any reason why they shouldn't be able to.

    To the OP, what's your feeling about VPC? Do you think it's wrong for someone to use an emulation program to run XP? They obviously bought a Mac because they like OS X more than XP or else they would have bought some generic PC.
  8. technicolor macrumors 68000


    Dec 21, 2005
    Until you start buying macs and handing them out, your opinion doesnt really matter you might as well hush. Worry about your own computer and what you are running on it.
  9. prostuff1 macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2005
    Don't step into the kawoosh...
    I voted awesome because this will allow me to run the school apps that i need and NOT have two computers. Right now i use my iMac and VPC which just flat out sucks!! XP in VPC reports my computer as being a 535Mhz PC and it runs incredibly slow.

    I plan on selling both my iBook and iMac and buying one kick but MBP when they come with merom processors. Unless VPC give A LOT preformance then i will probably not use it adn then try to install vista when it finally comes out. I dont really care about games but what i realy need to run are the engineering programs that are required for my major.

    I dont know why some people are complaining about this!! If they dont want to do it then dont but you dont have to tell everyone here why it is a bad idea. I think this can only help apple and maybe microsoft. Apple computers are the only ones out there that can legally insall both OS X and a microsoft OS without it being a problem. Still not quite sure if doing this voids the warrentee but it seems like everything that can be done can also be undone. I think we will see a lot more laptop sales from this and that is always a good thing for Apple.
  10. calculus Guest


    Dec 12, 2005
    I don't think this is driven by any real need. It's just children doing it for the fun of it.
  11. alienex macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2005

    You seem a bit afraid of change. Im guessing if you were the CEO of Apple we would all still be using G4 powerbooks because you couldnt fit a G5 in one. We would never switch to intel and of course some of us would have to own two computers. Face it windows on a mac just made a mac a whole lot more convenient. Dont be such a computer Nazi. The more freedom and choice we have the better. I hope you dont take this thread too personal. I for one am very excited about being able to play windows games on my macbook. I just sold my PC.

    That is your opinion and I disagree, but respect it all the same.

    And to agree with the other poster, OS X on a beige box seems alittle less cool.
  12. eXan macrumors 601


    Jan 10, 2005
    I voted 'awesome' not because I love Windows, I hate it honestly, but because of the ability to run win-only apps, like some games I'd like to play on my Mac
  13. calculus Guest


    Dec 12, 2005
    Do you actually know what the word 'Nazi' means?
  14. Macmadant thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2005
    No worries, everyone deserves their own opinion. no i do like change, if i didn't i would still be using OS9 (using 10.4) but the intel switch shocked me.
  15. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
    its ok because the person who is going to put XP on their computer needs ti run it for some application, if they had it their was they would use OS X instead
  16. chosenwolf macrumors 6502a


    Feb 4, 2006
    Los Angeles
    I like both OS's. Each one has its own advantages/disadvantages. It all boils down to user preference.
  17. musikman_ie macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2002
    and the reason people want to run XP on a MAC , DVD shrink !
  18. Maxiseller macrumors 6502a


    Jan 11, 2005
    Little grey, chilly island.
    I'm in the "It's ok" group.

    I think it's great that I could be able to play Windows Games (When the appropriate drivers are available) but I am still inclined to worry a little about the fact we have a fantastic OS here and we should continue to support it, not go back to convenience of the windows world!

    Having said this, i don't believe we can have our cake and eat it.

    If XP can be run on macs, it is only fair that OS X can be run on Pc's. Logically of course.
  19. ryannel2003 macrumors 68000


    Jan 30, 2005
    Greenville, NC
    I voted for "Awesome" becuase this will allow me to abandon my HP laptop for something that will be much faster! Plus once they get video drivers avaliable to install, I will finally be able to play my Need For Speed games on a computer with a decent graphics card.

    The only downside is that I would have to install a bunch of virus stuff on the partition that XP resides. That and the numerous "Not Responding" windows are the only things i have against XP.
  20. nylon macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2004
    You know this question has been asked over and over again. I simply do not understand why it offends so many Mac lovers that Windows can be run on a Mac. It's not like people are replacing OSX with Windows on a Mac, they are just suplementing it and in the process making the Mac more versatile and making their lives a little easier.

    The fact that people want to do this simply indicates that those people who wish to run a dual boot system agree that OSX is a superior operating system but for whatever reason professional, educational (a lot of exam writing software in grad schools is windows only) they need to have access to Windows. Apple benefits in this case. People are willing to spend the extra cash for the Mac and still can run Windows apps if and when they need to. How does this ruin the Mac? How is it sickening? How does running Windows on a Mac affect those of you who do not want to run Windows on a Mac?

    Please provide a logical coherent argument. The only reason I can see so much hate towards the idea of dual-booting on a Mac is due to some pseudo-sense of loyalty to Apple. These are same kind of people who were dead set against the Intel switch despite the fact that PowerPC did not have a future for Mac and would have hampered the growth of the company.
  21. generik macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2005

    I have a simple explanation.

    These people who think that they think so differently are really people who are too stupid to think for themselves.

    What they call a Mac, I call it another brand name PC. Why can't a PC run Windows? Good question, there is no reason for it not to.
  22. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    its not like Apple is making you boot XP(or even help you do it)

    They are not telling you to boot XP, just leave them only, however it does effect the way i look at Macs(the hardware and the software) it makes intel Macs more PCish, with the ability to run a full OS X. But i know Boot XP on Mac will only help Apple
  23. findpankaj macrumors member

    Nov 12, 2005
    Good but not for me...

    I agree...Windows may be a problem for Mac lovers...but there is nothing to hate or feel ashamed about, if mac can handle windows OS.

    I think its still very useful OS for today's business/personal needs...atleast it keeps its rivals on toes..thinking about better "things" than windows...

    I personally wouldn't go for dual boot because i don't want my laptop to be screwed...honestly there is no need for me either....

    I am sure once VISTA is out...and if its able to catch users' attention then more and more people would like to have windows installed on their macs...

    Personally I need a hardware perfectly tuned for 2 OS's, giving seamless access to both of them...

    over all, GOOD JOB, whoever did this first....
  24. bursty macrumors 65816


    Jan 31, 2004
    Why? There are plenty of similar apps for Macs.

    BTW- Its Mac, not MAC. It drives me insane when I see MAC. :)
  25. MacTruck macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2005
    One Endless Loop
    I think this point it moot. Its too much a pain in the A$$ to install XP on a mac anyways and even then you are dual booting. Waiting for better solution.

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